Southern Utah and Dixie State University are no longer requiring SAT or ACT scores to apply for scholarships.

The new systems are for prospective students applying for the 2021 to 2022 school year and will focus on their high school GPAs.

It also makes submitting standardized testing scores optional.

Officials say the pandemic may have accelerated their decisions for the new systems as it disrupted standardized testing, but research suggests that the student's GPA is a better indicator of success in college.

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